By: Jennie K. Hanson, for the Pine Journal
I attended the meeting on Oct. 12 to discuss the possible closing of the Wright Post Office. I was expecting a big crowd and was disappointed when only 17 area residents showed up. I don’t know if there just isn’t that much interest, or if folks forgot about it. Anyway, there were three officials from the post office to explain some of the reasons for the possible closing. As we all know, the volume of business at the country’s post offices has declined over the past few years. The highest volume of mail handled was in 2006 and from then on it has declined over 20 percent and is expected to decline another 20 percent in the next few years. Because of this about 3,000 smaller post offices will be closed in the near future and Wright just happens to be one of these up for consideration. If this office closes, the area rural folks will not see much difference in mail delivery, but the 54 residents who have a post office box in town will need to put up a mailbox and expect their mail to be delivered at a later time in the day. The big inconvenience will be the mailing of packages, etc. or the pickup of their mail at the post office in the morning. Those will have to be taken care of at Cromwell, Tamarack or with the rural route driver. It will now take about 30 days to go over the information taken at the meeting and then a decision will be made. If the decision is to close our office, it will take another three to four months to close it. Let’s all hope for the best, but thought you may want to prepare for the worst.
Recent visitors at Doug and Margaret Sewell’s were Margaret’s daughter Kathleen and husband Urs Eggenschwiler of Switzerland and their daughter Dr. Nenad and Ariane Lukic, also of Switzerland.
There will be an open house honoring the Jeff Suhonen family, Carlton County’s 2011 Farm Family of the Year, sponsored by the Carlton County Extension Office and the County Extension Committee from 1-4 p.m. at the Cromwell Pavilion on Sunday, Oct. 23. Please RSVP at 1-800-862-3760 ext. 223 if you can.
There will be a Hunters Supper at the school on Friday, Nov. 4, from 4:30-7 p.m. put on by the school’s speech club.
The Annual Mojakka Supper will be held Saturday, Nov. 12, from 4:30-7 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Club two miles south of Highway 210 on South Finn Road-County Road 22 of Wright. Supplemental funds have been applied for from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Chapter #31299.
The Area Clothing Depot will host a Coat and Sweater Giveaway on Oct. 18, 22, 25, 27 and 29, with a limit of one coat and three sweaters per person per visit. Also there are tons of new donated items for sale at the regular price of $4 a bag. The depot is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers are always needed to work at the depot, too. So, if you have an hour or two or more, please try to help out.
Stop in at the Cromwell Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 1- 4 p.m. to see what the Cardinal Quilters are all about.
The third annual Chillo-ween Party at the Cromwell Pavilion will be held Friday, Oct. 28. The fun will be held from 5-8 p.m. for all ages.
See the bus bulletin for more details.
That’s all the news from Lake Mostoftheleavesaredown and Hello to all the hunters in the area.